Sunday, January 4, 2009

Back at the sewing machine

Happy new year everyone!

My brace has been off for a few days now! I learned that my wrist is just sprained and not fractured, thank goodness. My range of motion and strength is a bit limited but I'm slowly starting to use it again; I've really missed my dominant hand. It even felt good enough to finish a sewing project this weekend.



This is a pattern I've made before, and I know Melissa is fond of it too. I had cut the fabric just before my injury, so it didn't take too long to finish. The fabric is an acrylic sweater knit from Denver Fabrics, I was planning to make a dress with it but it turned out to be a little too thin for that.



I'm currently altering my pattern pieces for the Marfy dress - after my muslin I determined that I need a swayback adjustment, and I'm scooping out the neckline a bit more, as drafted the V-neck is just too modest for my taste :)

Next up: Stitched wedding invitations

30 comments:

Dei said...

Glad you're back in business and you're wrist is better. Very cute top!

Claire S. said...

Glad your wrist is improving. The top is very flattering on you, very cute !

Sewfast said...

Very nice top...happy to hear your wrist is on the mend! Mary

Cindy said...

Glad your back in business! Love the top--very attractive neckline!

Gorgeous Things said...

Congratulations on getting your wrist back! I have to look to see if I have this issue. That is one great looking top.

And stitched wedding invites??? Do tell!

Erica B. said...

Glad your wrist is better! I love the top! It looks great on you!

Columbia Lily said...

as cute as always!!! And I'm glad your wrist feels better! My last sewing needle broke yesterday and I am in withdrawal....=(

Amanda S. said...

This is so cute! I love it. I'm glad it was just a sprain and not a fracture, and you can get back to sewing.

AllisonC said...

Happy New Year, glad your wrist is not broken and you can start sewing again. Your top is great, I've been thinking about this pattern too after I trawled through all my BWOFs recently looking for new long sleeve knit tops. I think I'll definitely giv ethis one a try now!

Melissa said...

Glad your wrist is feeling better. Your top is sooooo cute - you know I'm a fan tho. You look fantastic!

Dawn said...

I love this on you!!

peacockchic said...

super cute!!! I have to add this to my short list of BWOF items to make.

Love that fabric too!

Glad to see you are doing better!

Sue said...

Nice top - glad you are able to sew again!

Elaray said...

I'd just convinced myself it was okay to get rid of older BWOFs (I'm running out of room to store them) and you make a very cute and current top with a three year old BWOF! I'm changing my mind again!!!

Shannon said...

Such a cute top!

Lori said...

Yea, so happy you are back. Great top, too.

cidell said...

I have some sweater knit from Fabric.com. Maybe it's time I gave this pattern another go with a FBA. It looks so cute on you!

Lindsay T said...

OMG, you rock that top! I love it and want it.

Heather Dee said...

I'm so curious to see your stitched wedding invitations! I am gettin' hitched in May, so I'm always looking at things like that :)

Leslie said...

Oh I'm so glad you are doing better! I've been wondering how bad your injury was. I just love the drape on that cowl, what a great top!

Kim Hood said...

Looks great! Glad to see you 'back in business'.

Stephanie said...

Yay! Glad your healed and sewing again. I love that top. Can I ask how wide the pattern piece is for the cowl neck? And I assume it's just folded over and attached to the neckline? I love how floppy it is and am hoping I can modify a basic t-shirt pattern since I don't have BWOF 10 2005.

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

That is a cute top and I'm glad that you are all healed and able to sew again!

Happy New Year!

Marsha said...

Love the top--I've got to find that back issue!

Rachel said...

I love the top. You have a great wardrobe and a great sense of style. I always love your hair, too.

Liz R. said...

I LOVE it! turned out totally cute!

glad your wrist is better and i hope you're enjoying the snow up there!

Tany said...

YAY, I'm glad you're back in the sewing studio! That's a very stylish sweater!

Cindy May said...

very flattering top on you!

Isabelle said...

Great top, Christina! Another creation that is very you - and I mean this in a good way, of course.
Happy new Year :D

snack said...

Hi! Love this top. Do you know if I can get it now at this late date? I couldn't find it on the Burda website you pointed to. Thanks!